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If religion schools you to war.

sweta ojha poem

What if –
Turban knew of white gowns?
Kuran met the cross in town?
Kashi mentioned Haj halts?
Kirpan visited puja stalls?

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Lost faith. 

Lost faith in mankind
Lost faith in men

To people who believe none,

I understand there’s not much good that has happened and you are afraid to trust and let someone in. It’s okay to take your time but it is never alright to lose faith in mankind. Heartbreaks are necessary. They are a certain slideshow of reality that prince charming is a bookish concept and angels are only found in heaven. But then, there’s always a man for you my girl and a lady for you, gentleman who would be human enough to commit mistakes, confide in you and most importantly, shall never let you down from being the person they are. You go wrong once, twice, thrice or maybe all of them you met have been terrible but they have been experiences. I’m glad you are more experienced than most of the people cause that makes you wiser. Every other person you meet is different in his/her own way. And you know that, you know that it is okay to be broken, to love, to trust and be broke again. You know that it has nothing to do with every person who’d be a part of your life, it is but just the people you’ve met till now. You haven’t been lucky enough but you shall never stop trying. 

Don’t lose hope. 

Don’t let the spark die.

Don’t let me settle in your life.

Lost faith. 

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Never let the words fall short! 🙂

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Only a man. 

By Sweta Ojha
A man who knows he is nobody to let you be the woman you are.,

Only a man

Who knows I could be anyone 

Without his permission to let me be

‘Cause I don’t remember guidelines

Of what’s to be done 

And what am I supposed to be.

Only a woman

Who knows she should never be sorry

For being as crazy or weird in the societal heap

‘Cause I don’t remember guidelines

About a necessary tap on the shoulder

For living what I want to be. 

Only people

Who know they are nobody to permit

To deny or judge another being

‘Cause who remembers guidelines?

To certain authorities

In charge of what I’d rather be.

P.S. This is a dedicated piece of writing to anybody who realizes he/she is not doing a favor just because he/she has let their female acquaintances live a life they deserve. We need to get out of this loop where we literally beg for something which is a basic human right. The typical mindset that goes from “I have never ever differentiated between a girl or a guy” to “She is my daughter but I have raised her like my son” clearly stands to the patriarchal mindset which is willing to improve but not from the grass root level. It definitely isn’t a favor to let a lady be a lady in a man’s world. Also, why raise your daughter like a son? Why do we have different raising standards anyway?Modernization or social service are two vague terms used for letting people be. Letting us achieve our goals and pursue our dreams is not your choice, as a matter of fact, it is nobody’s decision. If I do not bother you with what you choose as your life story, I am sure you are nobody to write mine. The next time we reach out to women deprived of rights or a lady stuck up with unfulfilled ambitions, let’s just remember it is our duty and not a choice or favor to stand up for humanity cause we are nobody to decide for a fellow human being. 


Be a woman while you can.


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Never let the words fall short! ☺